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Apple to improve 911 location sharing in iOS 12

The emergency calling feature on an iPhone
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With the next release of iOS, Apple plans to automatically share detailed location information with 911 providers.

Why it matters: Roughly 80% of 911 calls in the US are made from a mobile phone, but the system was built for an era of voice calls over landlines. Sharing accurate location info is one small step in modernizing an outdated system.